Austin, Texas is a petri dish when it comes to art, architecture, and design. It’s the type of place where a delightful imagining by local contractor and architect Studio 512 can feel at home with the perfect balance of all three mediums.
This small, 550-square-foot home may seem minimal from the exterior, but its rich, outlandish design is sure to leave a long-lasting impression. The outside of the home features reclaimed cedar shakes, which set the tone for the raw, earthy elements found throughout the interior. The rooms, which house an immaculate palette of fall-like colors, draw heavily from Dutch and Japanese design. With a pronounced appreciation for space-conservation, minimalism, and naturally occurring lines, Studio 512 has introduced a collection of hidden lighting, reclaimed longleaf pine cabinetry and furniture, and Colquitt inspired light fixtures. From the first floor of the home, which is dedicated entirely to the living room and kitchen, an angular staircase leads inhabitants to the sleeping area — here, windows and a large crafted skylight open up the space and give way to natural light as it pours into the bath and bedroom.